Top 10 Smartest Dog Breeds

Top 10 Smartest Dog Breeds

 

Dogs – they are amongst the smartest and most adaptable animals on earth.  Some more intelligent than others, we compiled a list of the world’s smartest dog breeds! Did your furry friend make the list? Consider these “top dogs” for your next adoption!

These are the world’s top 10 most intelligent dog breeds:

 

  1. Border Collie

    • Breed Group: Herding Dog
    • Size: Medium-Large
    • Lifespan: 12-15 years
    • Temperament: Energetic, hardworking, loyal
  2. Poodle

    • Breed Group: Companion Dog
    • Size: Medium-Large
    • Lifespan: 12-15 years
    • Temperament: Calm, hardworking, loyal
  3. German Shepherd

    • Breed Group: Herding Dog
    • Size: Large
    • Lifespan: 10-14 years
    • Temperament: Reserved, hardworking, loyal
  4. Golden Retriever

    • Breed Group: Sporting Dog
    • Size: Large
    • Lifespan: 10-12 years
    • Temperament: Good with children, hardworking, loyal
  5. Doberman Pinscher

    • Breed Group: Working Dog
    • Size: Large
    • Lifespan: 10-13 years
    • Temperament: Energetic, good with children, loyal
  6. Shetland Sheepdog

    • Breed Group: Herding Dog
    • Size: Medium-Large
    • Lifespan: 12-15 years
    • Temperament: Gentle, calm, loyal
  7. Labrador Retriever

    • Breed Group: Sporting Dog
    • Size: Large
    • Lifespan: 10-12 years
    • Temperament: Good with children, energetic, loyal
  8. Papillon

    • Breed Group: Companion Dog
    • Size: Small
    • Lifespan: 12-16 years
    • Temperament: Alert, good with children, loyal
  9. Rottweiler

    • Breed Group: Working Dog
    • Size: Large
    • Lifespan: 18-11 years
    • Temperament: Confident, hardworking, loyal
  10. Australian Cattle Dog (Blue Heeler)

    • Breed Group: Herding Dog
    • Size: Medium-Large
    • Lifespan: 12-15 years
    • Temperament: Energetic, hardworking, good with children, loyal

These breeds are said to be able to learn a command in under five seconds, and can follow a command at least 95% of the time!

 

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